Vintage Dress, Opening Ceremony Mary Ellen Shoes & Balenciaga Bag
Makeup by Tai Lotson and Styling by Karl Justin
OH MY GOD. Where do I begin. A few months ago our homie Mister JACKY (OPENING CEREMONY) asked us to be a part of a Fashion Week event that would be talked about for aeons to come. Basically, the event would commemorate the 10 years OPENING CEREMONY has been killing it in the game, but they would also celebrate New York City Nightlife at the same time. They asked only the best party people to hold their own parties in WEBSTER HALL, like a rave…with parties happening in many different rooms. Among those names – THE MISSHAPES, GHETTO GOTHIC, LUXX, THE SMITHS PARTY, CLUB BAR DOWN DISCO and…1992!!!
The squad came over for our traditional “get-ready”. TAI on makeup and KARL on styling (if KARL hadn’t pulled anything, which he didn’t, he skims through my closet and makes magic out of mayhem). Since it was Fashion Week, showrooms were extra tight…so we made do and I couldn’t have been happier! He found a vintage piece I bought, some brand new Opening Ceremony shoes and my chic Balenciaga bag.
The 1992 Crew…
Left To Right: TAI LOTSON, KARL JUSTIN, YOUNG SCOOZLE, ANGELO BAQUE, NATALIE LEVY, ELLE CLAY, RAFAEL RIOS
Front: OSCAR WILD & VASHTIE RESERVED (I wore kicks for the arrival, had to)
L to R: RAFAEL RIOS, HARRY MCNALLY, ANGELO BAQUE, OSCAR WILD, VASHTIE, ELLE CLAY, TAI LOTSON,
KARL JUSTIN, NATALIE LEVY, SCOTT WILLIAMS & BOBBY WALTZER
TAI LOTSON, VASHTIE & NATALIE LEVY
KARL JUSTIN & ME
Not only was it a HUGE honor to be listed among our talented peers, but we shared a room with THE MISSHAPES!!! Hello!!! Amazing.
Deemehlow started off the night with some classic SADE which sent
ANGELO (Sade Fan Numero Uno) into a slowdancing frenzy!
OSCAR, JASMINE SOLANO, DEEMEHLOW & VASHTIE
SHAYNE OLIVER, VASHTIE, VENUS X
A view from our room and our time slot!
This was one of the things that made my night! He told me he dug them up – #CLUBKID
DEV HYNES came through! I miss this babe!
JOSH MADDEN & LEVI MAESTRO
ATLANTA came out and repped hard – ELLE CLAY & SABEL BOO
NATALIE LEVY & LEGENDARY DAMON
Damon said “You’re dressed like a girl!!! You look great in drag”
SABEL BOO showing me some moves and me not trying to fall in my sky high Opening Ceremony Shoes!
ELLE’s Timbs and my Shoes.
Our party went OFF! RAUL LOPEZ was there and it was like old times!
ANGELA SIMMONS came through with some friends!
Guest, BOBBY WALTZER, FLO, SEBO & WADE
WOW!!! OSCAR, LEIGH LEZARK (THE MISSHAPES) & ME! So great to meet her!
After our 3 hours in the first floor room from 10-1, we took over the 2-level main floor from 1-2.
At 2 the secret performer would go on, so our timing was #PRIMETIME.
HERON PRESTON & HARRY MCNALLY
Main Room Guests partying it up!!!
And…the guest performer was…LIL KIM!!!
I screamed my head off! Literally. It was amazing.
I’m on the verge of losing my voice from screaming all night, my feet ache from wearing my adorable Opening Ceremony Mary Elle Shoes, I funk from dancing all night (and I mean all night) and I sweated out my blowout…BUT…IT WAS GREAT!
Special thanks to CAROL & HUMBERTO of OPENING CEREMONY as well as JACKY TANG & THE ENTIRE OPENING CEREMONY FAMILY! Thanks to ALBIE HUESTON & JANJAY SHERMAN of EXTRA EXTRA CREATIVE and WEBSTER HALL for being the landmark in NEW YORK CITY nightlife that it is! Everyone was amazing and I had the time of my life!!!
I let loose (which is so rare) and I had the best time ever. I hope, for those of you that attended, you had a great time too! Now, I’m going to bed!